Goals for a New Year- 2013

Tracy / January 12, 2013

I’ve been looking for time to catch my blog up this week.

Wouldn’t you know it…an almost 103^ temp answered my call. I’m stuck in bed now…trying to rest. I’m also still trying to recover from that awful accident last week.

At least I can use the time for something.

This year, I’m considering what to do with this little space…I suppose for today, I’ll use it for posting the goals I’ve been praying over for 2013.

(You’ll notice my pics are being taken from my bed…*sigh*….and I may, or may not be sipping on a cup of hot squash soup delivered by my sweet friend, Jennifer. ~Thanks, Jennifer.)

Crystal, always has some excellent ideas on setting goals. I really liked her idea to break the goals out by category!

Paul and I have spent time praying over what we would like to see accomplished this year. After deciding what to keep and what might be too ambitious, Courtney was such a dear and printed them all up for my binder….

So, here we are- my goals for the year:

Establish at least 7 new garden beds
Plant 1 pecan tree, 1 walnut tree, and blueberry bushes
Buy lemon and banana trees
Raise 25 new hens to add to the flock
Finish front flower bed retaining walls
Install front and back gutters on the house
Finish painting outside of home
Lay new kitchen floor
Re-roof house (We may not be able to roof the house this year, but hope to save most of the money to do so by the first of next year.)
Continue to work on basement bedrooms
Organize attic
Organize basement
Finish pantry construction
Finish office/hall construction
Continue to tweak home schedule
Hang family room curtains
Build family table
Finish painting family room floor

Have at least one planned date per month
Take one business trip with my dear husband
Read through a portion of the Bible together- work to develop consistent prayer time as a couple (we often struggle with this because of Paul’s work schedule)

Personal Goals-
Read through the Bible in a year with children
Weight loss/Exercise
Make time for consistent “sun time”
Read 100 books/ebooks (See my list HERE.)
Memorize 2 chapters of the Bible with my children
Create new spreadsheet for gifts to be given this year
Continue tweaking spreadsheet and files for menu planning and recipes
Take and pass my Amateur Radio License test

Mothering Goals-
Start “life books” for children
Complete a quilt, dishcloths and aprons for hope chests (just for the older five children)
Jacob to get his driver’s license
Jessica to get her learner’s permit
Emma to finish her phonics program
Jon to finish his phonics program
Matthew to get his braces
Begin Grace and Truth memory books
Purchase 1st set of Journibles for children
Matthew through Courtney to take at least one trip with Paul
Use a consistent bedtime routine
Read through listed books with children

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals-

Find more ways to help our parents
Develop and on-going ministry plan for our local crisis pregnancy center/attend and help with April conference
Develop an on-going ministry plan for our elderly neighbors
Continue community fellowship
Plan/carry out fall open house
Plan/carry out special holiday events for our family for the following days (I’m trying to plan special things into the year to create memories for our family.):
New Year’s Eve 2014
New Year’s 2014
Valentine’s Day
July 4th
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Financial Goals-

Fully fund emergency fund
Pay off at least 1/9th of our home this year

Business/Blogging Goals-

Update Lines site
Complete website for our church
Work with Paul on a home-based small business idea

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